Updated July 30 at 12:30pm
Economic Activity
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Job openings in the U.S. rose to the highest level since 2001 as employers faced improving demand for their goods and services. more
Rhode Island’s economy grew at a slower rate than that of the United States in 2013, despite an improving employment picture, according to a small business profile that the Office of Advocacy within the U.S. Small Business Administration released recently for all 50 states. more
Gasoline prices jumped 11 cents from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a change AAA Northeast blamed on the increase in the cost of crude oil. more
A development company that specializes in historical renovations has purchased the sprawling Pontiac Mills property and plans a $35 million conversion to apartments and commercial space. more
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in December as Americans boosted their credit-card use by the most in eight months. more
The Boston Globe is in the process of buying a 330,000-square-foot vacant industrial site at 300 Constitution Drive to house its printing and distribution units, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Employers in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in January, capping the biggest three-month gain in 17 years, and workers’ earnings jumped. more
Harvard University said applications for this fall’s freshman class jumped 9 percent, to a record 37,305, after the school heightened recruiting on social media and publicized a $150 million gift mostly for financial aid. more
New power plants will replace closing power plants, but energy supply is still predicted to fall short in Rhode Island, likely costing ratepayers more in the future. more
Paolino Properties, led by developer Joseph R. Paolino Jr., has bought a 100-space parking lot downtown that the developer says could lead to development of a parking garage or “other commercial opportunities.” more
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